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Groom’s Cake Design Ideas

Of all the wedding day “traditions,” the groom’s cake tends to be one of the fun ones. After all, how great is it to have a special recognition in place for your groom on a day that can sometimes revolve pretty heavily around you, the bride?

The incorporation of a groom’s cake stems from the Victorian era when there were three cakes at a wedding — the actual wedding cake, which was served to the guests; the groom’s cake, which was served to the groomsmen; and the bride’s cake, which was served to the bridesmaids.

Grooms’ cakes usually consist of dark chocolate and/or liqueur – basically to act as a contrast to the wedding cake, which is usually white or light-colored and very regal. However, don’t feel confined to fit that mold. These days, the groom’s cake can come in many different shapes, sizes, and flavors.

Groom's Cake | Orchard Photography | As seen on TodaysBride.com

Orchard Photography

Groom's Cake | Little Cherry Cake Company | As seen on TodaysBride.com

Little Cherry Cake Company

Groom's Cake | Orchard Photography | As seen on TodaysBride.com

Orchard Photography

Groom's Cake | Klodt Photography | As seen on TodaysBride.com

Klodt Photography

 

Now more than ever, many grooms’ cakes are being customized to the fit your favorite guy’s favorite hobbies and flavors. A cake that displays a pastime – such as golfing, fishing or guitar playing – is perfectly fitting. His favorite football team or even his alma mater also make a fine choice.

Have a groom who doesn’t love cake? First of all, he’s missing out! But second, you do still have plenty of options! Perhaps a donut, crepe, or Oreo “cake” would better hit the spot. You might even ask his mom to whip up an array of cookies or his favorite childhood sweets or create a fake cake with his drink of choice!

Groom's Cake | Baked Custom Cakes | As seen on TodaysBride.com

Baked Custom Cakes

Groom's Cake | Baked Custom Cakes | As seen on TodaysBride.com

Baked Custom Cakes

Groom's Cake | Baked Custom Cakes | As seen on TodaysBride.com

Baked Custom Cakes

Groom's Cake | Orchard Photography | As seen on TodaysBride.com

Orchard Photography

Wondering when the perfect time to serve the groom’s cake might be? While many couples choose to serve the cake at the wedding after the traditional wedding cake is served, another popular option is to offer up this delicious treat at the rehearsal dinner. With the latter, you don’t have to worry about the aesthetic of the wedding and the groom’s cake clashing – as they’re often two very different entities.


Overall, the options for this gift to your groom are virtually limitless. Make it a surprise or include his input! Talk to your bakery to come up with an original idea or see what they’ve done in the past! Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest board for more inspiration.

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